Nike Method technology has added some weight, specifically with the newest edition to its franchise, the Method Core Weighted putter. It utilizes fixed weights on the heel and sole of the putter to provide weighting by putter length. The weights also help to lower the center of gravity as well as move it away from the face.
“Most people don’t realize that they are about 3/10 of an inch above the ground at impact. You need to keep the center of gravity of the putter as low as you can so that it never gets higher than the CG of the ball. This stops the putter from driving the ball down and creating backspin on the ball,” stated David Franklin, Nike Golf Master Modelmaker. “With the Method Core Weighted technology, we worked to get the center of gravity lower than the ball, enabling the putter to rise up at impact, lift the ball and turn it over quickly.”
Nike Golf’s Method Core Weighted putters will be available November 1, 2012 in five models, each with a tour satin chrome finish (4 blades; 1 mallet). The MC01w will also be available in a left-handed version. The putters will have carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $169.